South Yorkshire Times May 18, 1946
Gunner J.E. Pears
Japanese Prisoner of War
Mrs Pears, a widow, of 23, Tickhill Street, Denaby Main (late of 26, Annerley Street), has received information from the War office that her son, Gunner J. E. Pears, who has been reported missing, must now be presumed killed.
Gunner Pears was called up at the outbreak of war with the local territorials, and was a prisoner of war with the Japanese for 3 ½ years